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Portrait of Geoffrey Bower

Geoffrey Bower
Assistant Professor of Astronomy

PhD 1997 (University of California, Berkeley)

Campus address and phone:
621 Campbell Hall
(510) 643-4704

Email:

Website:
http://astro.berkeley.edu/~gbower/

Specialty areas:
Transient radio sources, black holes, radio instrumentation and techniques

Research projects:

I am interested in the transient and variable Universe, the kinds of sources that vary, and how we can use them to learn about a wide range of problems. The types sources that I have studied include galactic stellar-mass black holes, massive black holes including the one in the Galactic Center, supernovae, pulsars, T Tauri stars, and dwarf stars. This type of science is fundamentally multi-wavelength although my specialty is in radio astronomy techniques. I have projects involving a wide range of telescopes operating at radio, optical, and high energy wavelengths. I have been deeply involved in design, construction, and testing of the new Allen Telescope Array, which is poised to become the dominant telescope for the discovery of radio transients.

Biography:

Bower received his A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 1991, his M.A. in Astronomy from UC Berkeley in 1994, and his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1997.